iMac 2007 24" not starting

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  1. Triplefun macrumors newbie

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    I am a complete noob to macs but have been given an old a1225 - 24" 2007. When starting it displays a white screen with a folder and imbedded '?'. I searched the forums and replaced the disk with a 256gb DSD and upgraded the memory from 2x 1gb to 2x 2gb. I have created a number of snow leopard install dvd disks on my PC which seem to be recognized - lots of disk activity. When I start the mac with the DVD loaded I still get a "?" after 1 or 2 minutes. I have tried numerous start up options including reset nvram, using an external USB DVD drive, and hardware diagnostics. Occasionally I get a white screen with mouse. Nothing I do seems to make any difference.

    Is there anything else I can try or is the machine past its used by date?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 9, 2018 ---
    Just saw a post referencing the status LEDs on the logic board. I'll open the Mac and give an update on their settings.
     
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    Making pirated discs on the PC will never work. Snow Leopard has never been available for download.

    Lash out twenty bucks and buy a brand new DVD of Snow Leopard from Apple Online. If you are near anb Apple Store, see if it is available there using the link, or have bit mailed.


    https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
     
  3. Triplefun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Yes I was also thinking that may be the issue and will order one once I confirm the led settings.
     
  4. Triplefun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The LED are all green so HW should be OK. I've ordered a Snow Leopard recovery disk so hopefully things will be more positive.
     

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